Los Alamos MANIAC computer

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Date
1953 ca.
Credit Line
Purchase of the Computer History Museum
Copyright Owner
© Corbis Images
Keywords
hydrogen bomb; Cold War; MANIAC (computer); Los Alamos National Laboratory
Object ID
500004272

The Mathematical Analyzer, Numerical Integrator And Computer did the calculations for ”Project Mike,” which produced the first hydrogen bomb. It was similar to the other IAS-inspired machines, though all were different enough that they could not exchange programs.